New York Times, Tuesday, March 10, 1987

Author: Harold B. Counts
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 274 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 3
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© 1987, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Movie dog : ASTA
5. Pillow covers : SHAMS
10. Clemens, Gooden et al. : ACES
14. See red : BOIL
15. Dogma : TENET
16. Average : SOSO
17. Become practical or realistic : COMEDOWNTOEARTH
20. Phonic preceder : STEREO
21. Deserve : EARN
22. Modernist : NEO
23. Shavers : TADS
25. Native of Daugavpils : LETT
27. Sciatic area : HIP
30. ___ soul (nobody) : NOTA
32. Celestial being : SERAPH
36. Jar : OLLA
38. Bear on high : URSA
40. Crow's nest : TEPEE
41. Heston film : PLANETOFTHEAPES
44. Honey ___ (oscine bird) : EATER
45. El ___, Tex. : PASO
46. Hebrew letters : TAVS
47. Prepares clams : STEAMS
49. Enlist again, for short : REUP
51. Loser to Grant : LEE
52. Singer Coolidge : RITA
54. Freshly : ANEW
56. Caviar : ROE
59. Bright star : NOVA
61. Sugar-coated candy : DRAGEE
65. Soap opera : ASTHEWORLDTURNS
68. Ice mass : FLOE
69. "Old MacDonald had a farm, ___" : EIEIO
70. This might be capital : GAIN
71. Theater award : TONY
72. Urgency: Ger. : DRANG
73. London park : HYDE
1. Basics : ABCS
2. Chimney deposit : SOOT
3. It's on the watch : TIME
4. Far from drowsy : ALERT
5. Was conspicuous : STOODOUT
6. Chop : HEW
7. English queen or princess : ANNE
8. Bullion, e.g. : METAL
9. Puts away : STORES
10. Botanist Gray : ASA
11. Trite theatrics : CORN
12. East wind: Sp. : ESTE
13. London district : SOHO
18. Statesman Rusk : DEAN
19. Ahead, in Arles : ENTETE
24. Honer for razors : STROP
26. Wine and dine : TREAT
27. Some are high : HOPES
28. ___ ease (anxious) : ILLAT
29. Five-sided base : PLATE
31. ___ as the eye can see : ASFAR
33. Horrify : APPAL
34. Irk : PEEVE
35. W. German state : HESSE
37. Close, in poesy : ANEAR
39. Puzzled : ATSEA
42. Fur for a king : ERMINE
43. Presley hit : HOUNDDOG
48. Packed : STOWED
50. Saucy : PERT
53. Parisian's property : AVOIR
55. "Black Mischief" author : WAUGH
56. Huck's vessel : RAFT
57. Norway's capital : OSLO
58. Bond's school : ETON
60. Sector : AREA
62. Neutral hue : GRAY
63. Okla. city : ENID
64. Feudal underling : ESNE
66. "___ There," 1954 song : HEY
67. Author Yutang : LIN

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